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  • Title: A thousand and one afternoons in Chicago
  • Author: Ben Hecht
  • ISBN: 2940005518859
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Nook

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    Commentaires:

    Rebecca
    I loved this book It was probably in part because I m from Chicago, so many of the things Hecht wrote about were familiar to me He s a wonderful writer when the editor says that he took journalism and made it literary, that description was completely correct For anyone from Chicago, some of the columns reminded me of Mike Royko who wrote for the Tribune when I was growing up early 1980s He writes a lot about the faceless crowds of the city and wondering what is going on behind the faces who sta [...]

    Tony
    A THOUSAND AND ONE AFTERNOONS IN CHICAGO 1922 Ben HechtBen Hecht 1894 1964 was one of the most talented individuals to take his place on the American scene He started out as a journalist, but soon branched out into the other arts A short listing of his achievements would bowl you over He was one of those people who never seemed to be without a new idea He became famous and very rich as a result of his work in the film industry He was also successful as a playwright, co authoring The Front Page H [...]

    John
    I m pulling the plug this book has been on my currently reading shelf for almost 3 years, and I ve decided I m never going to finish it Nevertheless, I can honestly select I liked it as a rating This collection of Hecht s newspaper sketches of everyday life in interwar Chicago is highly readable and amusing in exactly the sardonic way one would expect from the co author of The Front Page or Hecht s many, many Hollywood screenplays that s why I picked it up The problem is that in this form it s t [...]

    Peter
    An excellent collection of Hecht s Chicago Daily News columns from 1921 His essays explore the gamut of Roaring Twenties Chicago, from flappers to financiers to broken laborers Even the most hopeless of his characters still maintains a quiet dignity.

    Jan C
    I loved this book Maybe it helps to be from Chicago I got it when I was working and would read it on my commute on the el Very entertaining The newspaper man eyeing everybody, asking beaucoup questions.He committed himself to writing a daily column about the people that he met in the street Sometimes it seemed like it was a bit of a stretch.

    Katie
    What a great look into the past Hecht captured feelings and experiences of the every day person in 1920 s Chicago A lot of the stories have a somber tone, but some were surprisingly funny And a couple stories made fun of my place of employment I especially appreciated that, and they were still funny

    Kathryn
    This is a series of 1001 short works written one a day for 1001 days They are very interesting, funny, thought provoking beautifully written short stories Of course you do find yourself wishing that some of them would keep going

    Paul
    Great little stories and essays and rants by this sometimes screenwriter, novelist, newspaper man, genius.

    Leah A. A.
    A series of sketches written for the Chicago Daily News beginning in 1921 In the words of Henry Justin Smith s preface Comedies, dialogues, homilies, one act tragedies, storiettes, sepia panels, word etchings, satires, tone poems, fuges, bourrees, something different every day Stories seemingly born out of nothing, and written to judge by the typing in ten minutes, but in reality, as a rule, based upon actual incident, developed by a period of soaking in the peculiar chemicals of Ben s nature, a [...]

    Ann Fisher
    What fun I picked this up free for the Kindle and finally started dipping into it on my L rides These are newspaper columns he wrote for the Chicago Daily News in the early 1920s A lively, humorous, and often startlingly familiar look at life in Chicago at the beginning of Prohibition I was sorry to finish it.

    Greg
    Nice character sketches.

    Christy
    absolutely fantastic a must read for any chicago lover.

    Barbara
    True stories from a journalist a lens into City life This is another book I keep on nightstand, and read a chapter story at a time.

    James Garner
    A wonderful window into the Chicago of 90 years ago, and a very early example of relating human interest stories in the newspaper.

    Mark Bowman
    Early sketches from this great writer when he was working as a journalist in the 1920s Although not a great novel, like a band s first album, it shows the spark of things to come Ben Hecht with his writing partner Charles McCarthy was possibly the greatest writer of screenplays of all time.

    Deb Oestreicher
    This is a collection of sketches of Chicago characters from the 1920s I am not sure what I expected, but this was not it However, I enjoyed reading a few of these a day I live in Chicago now, so it was interesting to see reference to Chicago places and institutions that are still around as well as those now gone You get a good taste of the different kinds of characters that populated the city then There is some distance and irony but also compassion for these folks.

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